|Study location||United Kingdom, Newcastle City Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A minimum of a lower second class (2.2) honours degree, or an equivalent qualification, related to chemistry or biology. In your final year at least 50% of the topics should be related to chemistry/biology/medicine and you should also have completed a scientific research project or module in your final year. Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
This Masters course will open the door to a fascinating and fast-moving sector of analytical science that will build on your previous undergraduate studies, in chemistry, biology or other appropriate science courses. You will gain knowledge and scientific skills that are directly applicable to the field of forensic science, with prospects of employment in forensic science laboratories as well as in other analytical science laboratories.
The course involves a unique combination of forensic chemistry and forensic biology, covering subjects such as trace evidence, toxicology and DNA analysis. Once you have covered the underlying principles of both areas, you can then specialise in your chosen field for your MSc research project.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, which enhances its credibility and currency among potential employers.
Forensic science has gained a high profile through TV dramas and, in the years ahead the sector is likely to be further transformed by technological advances in a number of fields. With an MSc Forensic Science you will be well-placed to take up a fascinating and rewarding role in forensic science laboratories.
What’s more, by developing the attributes of a Masters student, including the ability to solve complex problems, think critically, and work effectively with others and on your own, you will enhance your employability in all sectors of the analytical science industry. You will also be well equipped to pursue further studies at PhD level.